A simple 1-dimensional kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) model has been developed to simulate the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of a diamond (100) surface. The model considers adsorption, etching/desorption, lattice incorporation, and surface migration along and across the dimer rows. The reaction probabilities for these processes are re-evaluated in detail and their effects upon the predicted growth rates and morphology are described. We find that for standard CVD diamond conditions, etching of carbon species from the growing surface is negligible. Surface migration occurs rapidly, but is mostly limited to CH 2 species oscillating rapidly back and forth between two adjacent radical sites. Despite the average number of migration hops being in the thousands, the average surface diffusion length for a surface species before it either adds to the diamond lattice or is removed back to the gas phase is <2 sites.
|Title of host publication||Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Oct 2010|
|Event||2009 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United Kingdom|
Duration: 30 Nov 2009 → 3 Dec 2009
|Conference||2009 MRS Fall Meeting|
|Period||30/11/09 → 3/12/09|